Martini Boy believes that since Episode III: Revenge of the Sith has been given a PG-13 rating, this is reason to hope the movie hasn't been kiddie-downed too much.
I wouldn't bet the farm on it. Particularly not with this on the market.
They do not deceive you, your eyes. A Darth Vader Mr. Potato Head that truly is. Shot that marketing person should be.
If, as I suspect, George Lucas is only in this for the money nowadays, what point is there to putting out toys for little ones if they won't be able to see the movie said toys are released to promote? But, you say, parents will take their kids to see it anyways. And you would be right. Hence it leads me to believe that everything other than the volcano scene and the ending will be targeted at an audience whose average age is five.
It also behooves me to point out that an unhappy ending to this movie (which we've all known about for years, but little kids might not) is preternaturally designed to---ahem---hook these kids for the rest of their lives. Where our generation clamored for the prequels, these kids will be clamoring for Episodes seven, eight and nine, because they want to know where it goes from there.
Which, of course, means more money for George Lucas.
But, hey, that's just me, Ms. Cynical, so take it for what it's worth.Posted by Kathy at April 15, 2005 01:04 PM